Teach For Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program

December 31, 2019by Riley Hendrickson0
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Through the Teach For Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program, qualified applicants may be eligible to receive up to $2500 towards their student loans. The purpose of the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program (TFTLRAP) is to recruit and retain certified classroom teachers in fields and communities that have a shortage of teachers in Texas. Read on to see eligibility requirements, award amounts, and the application process for the Teach For Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Eligibility?

In order to be eligible for Teach For Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program, you will need to meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be certified in a shortage teaching field, be currently teaching full time in that field at the time of application, and have taught in that field full time for at least one year at the preschool, primary, or secondary level in a Texas public school; or
  • Be a certified educator currently teaching in a shortage community full time at the time of application at the preschool, primary, or secondary level and have taught in that community full time for at least one year.

 * NOTE: Title I designation is not a criterion for determining shortage campuses.

Designated Shortage Fields include but are not limited to:

  • Bilingual/English as a Second Language (Grades PK-12)
  • Career and Technical Education (including Technology Applications and Computer Science) (Grades 7-12)
  • Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
  • Special Education (Grades PK-12)

For additional details, including priority of application acceptance and ranking, please review the administrative rules for the program.

For a full program breakdown, head over to the official website here.

How much can I expect to be awarded? 

Through the Teach For Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program, applicants may qualify for a maximum of $2,500 to use towards student loan repayment. Loan repayment assistance received through this program will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

For a full breakdown of this program’s terms and conditions, please head over to the following page.

What loans are accepted through this program?

The following loans are accepted through the Teach For Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program:

• Stafford loans
• Grad PLUS loans
• Consolidation loans
• Perkins loans

Among the selected loans, you will need to also meet the following:

  • Must be evidenced by a promissory note which required the loan proceeds to be used to pay for the cost of attendance for the undergraduate or graduate education of the teacher applying for repayment assistance;
  • Must not be in default at the time of the teacher’s application; and
  • Must not have an existing obligation to provide service for loan forgiveness through another program.

How do I apply for this repayment program? 

The application period for teachers for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed.  The deadline for principals or other authorized officials to submit the employment verification portion of the application is Friday, June 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM CST.

For more information about the status of a new loan application, accounts in repayment, or deferments, please email us (select “Student Loan Question” option under Contact Reason).

Business Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST)

Customer Service Center

  • Toll Free: 800-242-3062
  • Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 711

Fax Numbers

  • Recommended: 512-427-6423

Mailing Address

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
PO Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788

Physical Address

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 East Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752-1743

Questions?

If you still have questions or would like to know more information please reach out to us here or you can go back to the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs page.

 

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